Rewriting Pascal’s Wager

Pascal’s Wager can be summarized in four points:

1. If you believe in God and God does exist, you will be rewarded with eternal life in heaven: thus an infinite gain.
2. If you do not believe in God and God does exist, you will be condemned to remain in hell forever: thus an infinite loss.
3. If you believe in God and God does not exist, you will not be rewarded: thus a finite loss.
4. If you do not believe in God and God does not exist, you will not be rewarded, but you have lived your own life: thus a finite gain.

Spotted outside the Elim Family Worship Centre Peterborough, Ontario: a rewriting of Pascal’s Wager.

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4 thoughts on “Rewriting Pascal’s Wager

  1. Dilllahunty posted a great video on this recently.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YBCDGohZT70

  2. It’s even worse than the sign says. If you live as if God (a) does not exist or (b) is not an enormous chicken who will spend eternity pecking you if you fail to recite Ode on a Grecian Urn backwards every day of your adult life… you’d better be right.

  3. Point #1 should be rewritten as ….

    1. If you believe in gods and gods do exist, and if heaven exists, and if it’s a pleasant place to spend eternity, and if only those who believe in the right gods will go to heaven, and if the gods cared about what you believed when you were alive, and if you always did what the gods wanted you to do, and if there is a life after death, then you will be rewarded with eternal life in heaven: thus an infinite gain.

    Th church sign should read: “If you live your life as if the Bible were true, then you better be right.”

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